Many know singer, Akon, but his music executive brother, Abou “Bu” Thiam (36), is kinda like a big deal too. He was the youngest person to become Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Records at age 28 and worked with artists like Chris Brown, Rihanna, Jay-Z, T-Pain and more. Between 2011 and 2013, Bu was in a serious relationship with Diana Ross’ daughter/actress, Tracee Ellis Ross (45) and they were oftentimes seen out together, showing all kinds of affection. We all thought they were gonna last, especially since he was the only boyfriend Tracee has ever gone public with, which made us know it was real. Unfortunately, they didn’t last and in a prior interview with The Breakfast Club (see video below), Bu explained why he had to end things with the love of his life.
Bu Thiam Explains Why He & Tracee Broke Up
When asked if he was in love with his ex-girlfriend, Tracee, Abou “Bu” Thiam said he was, and apparently still is, in love with her and that any future girlfriend will have to respect that:
“Yeah I was in love for sho.’… Me and Tracee gon’ be lovers forever man. You know what I’m saying? Like, I really do believe that. Me and her have this genuine, unconditional relationship. … And anybody that comes in my life, like, they have to know that and vice versa with her.”